Global Engagement

The Global Engagement Certificate is designed to provide students with powerful tools to understand the international dynamics of the past, present, and future world scenario, as well as allow students to be able to apply knowledge in the contemporary market.

This Certificate can enhance other programs by providing an additional area-study of specialization.  Furthermore, it is designed to complement and combine with a wide range of existing majors. In order to focus on the study and dialogue between the global and the local realities, students will be able to take advantage of existing courses in areas such as Global Mediated Cultures, Gender and Multicultural Issues in the Global World, Migration and Diasporas, and American Studies in the Global Age, as well as cognates related to global themes.

Certificate Requirements

The Global Engagement Certificate requires the following courses (minimum of 12 credits total):

One course from:4
International Communications
Intro to Global Cultures
Select two to three courses from the following (CACG):8-9
W. African Music: Trad.&Glob.
Seminar: African Diaspora
Intro to Arab American Studies
Public History in Arab Detroit
History of Islam in the US
Arabs & Muslims in Media
Arab Americans Since 1890
Arab American Women Writers
Arab American Identities
Middle Eastern Diasporas
Culture and Global Business
Anthropology of Middle East
Men and Masculinities
Kinship and Marriage
Religion and Culture
Immigrant Cultures and Gender
Gender and Globalization
Comparat. American Identities
Public Comm and Culture Stdies
Transnational Rhetorics
Lang,Clture,Litrcy & Power Ed
Appl Business Tech for Engr
Global Climate Change
Urban Geography
Economic Geography
Global Cities
European and International Economic History
Immigration in America
National Cinemas
The European Union
World Englishes
This American Life
International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior
Pol of the Developing Areas
Problems in Intl Politics
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
International Security Affairs
Terrorism & US Natl Security
America in a Global Society
Total Credits:12


  1. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for admission to the program.
  2. No courses may be taken as pass/fail.
  3. A maximum of one transfer course (three credit hours) may count toward the Certificate by petition.
  4. 4 credits of study abroad, internship or co-op and 4 credits of a foreign language above the 302 level may be used with approval of the program director by petition.
  5. A minimum 3.0 GPA in the courses counting toward the Certificate and a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA are required at the time of graduation and/or posting of the certificate.